Category: Utilities

Attribute quiz

Now that I’ve finally figured out what makes attributes, the long overdue Stablehand attribute quiz is finally here. 12 questions.

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The only place to get Multi Links on the internet (maybe)

Today I was treated to a nice rude awakening when after my hard drive failed and I got a new computer, I was like, well, I think I’ll go install some of my old extensions again.

It went fairly well… until I wanted to reinstall Multi Links.

I googled it. I thought I’d found it twice or three times.
But it was nowhere to be found, and all of its replacements were buggy garbage that didn’t work by now. One, which I decided not to touch with a ten foot pole, was rumoured to randomly delete spellcheck dictionary files.

What the heck?” I said to myself. “The old version I kept using for years without ever realising it was outdated worked just fine!

Sure enough, I went to my slightly-underused backup HD and found the old one. And you know what? It still worked like a charm. The thing is I don’t know how old, and unlike any number of “new” forks of itself doesn’t sputter in new versions of firefox.

FINALLY, YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

TiddlyWiki – ToC plugin

I finally figured out how to make a TiddlyWiki plugin!

This plugin adds a table of contents to your TW. Tag tiddlers “Contents” to add them to the top level of it; tag tiddlers with other tiddlers to nest them under a parent.

Instructions

  1. Go here to my plugins wiki
  2. Find “$:/plugins/takumi/toc” in the Contents tab
  3. Drag the link. Yeah, you can do that.
  4. Drop it into your TiddlyWiki in another tab, at the green rectangle at the top that says “Drop here”.

That’s all! It will add itself to a “Plugins” category so you can easily remove it later. Edit the Plugins tiddler and remove “Contents” from it if you want to remove this category from the ToC (it will override the tiddler in the plugin and persist if you reinstall later).

Pronoun Tester

A friend of mine was musing about pronouns and creating new ones lately. Namely, about what would sound the least awkward but most fitting in each inflection. As this was happening, I was like, why isn’t there a place where you can just type in pronouns and have a passage change so you can see how awkward (or not) they sound?? So, I decided to make one.

Of course, writing sample passages with a focus on pronouns is hard, so I fell back to what I knew best: eldritch nonbinary birdpeople. Pay it no mind. You have a pronoun tester now. :p

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libre.fm track lookup

download

This script will add a button on the libre.fm player that takes you to a download page for the current song. It also adds a box with a suggested name on the download page itself that you can copy and paste when saving instead of having to save the file as a bunch of confusing numbers (I couldn’t get the download attribute to work so you’re stuck with this instead :p; I will try to let you configure the format later with %a, %t, and that kind of thing if people need that), and adds default keyboard shortcuts for the play (s), pause (d), previous (a), and next (f) buttons via the HTML accessKey attribute (I’m probably going to add preferences later so you can change those without editing the script).

If you have a touch screen and it’s hard to hit the buttons you might also find this style useful:

@namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);
	@-moz-document regexp("^https?://libre.fm/listen.php?tag=[A-Za-z]+") {
		#interface {
		 width: 420px !important;
			margin-top: 20px;
		}
	 
	a.btn {
	 transform: scale(2.3);
	 margin-left: 30px !important; 
	 margin-top: 20px;
	}
	 
	.btn-group-xs {
		float: none !important;
		height: 60px;
		margin-left: 0px !important;
	}
	
	#progress {
		margin-top: 16px;
		margin-bottom: 14px !important;
		height: 19px;
	}
 
    #pause {
        border-radius: 3px 0px 0px 3px;
    }
}

 

On Ubuntu, the command to copy symlinks as symlinks is cp -d. Not cp -H, not --preserve-links, NEITHER OF THOSE WORKS. I JUST TRIED THEM.

cp -d /source/* /dest/*